Feb. 11, 2015—The first-ever Commons Unplugged environmental awareness week, scheduled for Feb. 15–21, will celebrate sustainability and natural resource and energy conservation through a variety of events targeting Vanderbilt’s first-year student population.
Apr. 16, 2014—Read about faculty, staff and students' awards and achievements.
Dec. 10, 2013—Vanderbilt University researchers say to take down the water temperature a degree or two when washing your hands to help battle global warming.
Mar. 29, 2011—A private carbon labeling system could help make a dent in greenhouse gas emissions by leveraging consumer purchasing power.
Dec. 9, 2010—Watch video of Mike Vandenbergh, professor of law and director, Climate Change Research Network; Michael Bess, Chancellor’s Professor of History; and Beth Conklin, associate professor of anthropology, speaking at the Dec. 8, 2010, Thinking Out of the (Lunch) Box. The financial crisis and difficult economic times have shifted the cultural spotlight away from global warming and climate change. Can...
Mar. 18, 2010—Should states “take back” some of the power to regulate land use from local governments to help facilitate more environmentally sustainable building? That's the question that will be debated during a panel discussion on the role of local and state land use regulation in fostering green building design.
Private incentives for carbon emissions reductions needed to fill gaps until public measures created
Dec. 9, 2009—As the Copenhagen Climate Change Summit continues, two Vanderbilt researchers suggest that regardless of whether or not the meeting is successful in bringing public governance measures to bear, significant carbon reductions can be achieved by creating private incentives to reduce carbon emissions.
Oct. 20, 2008—New Vanderbilt research identifies seven simple actions individuals can start today that have the potential to dramatically reduce energy use and carbon emissions.
Jul. 31, 2008—Cheap electricity and gasoline fueled Tennessee's prosperity over the last several decades. But Tennessee now ranks first in the nation in per-person residential electricity consumption, much of which is generated from coal, the most carbon-intensive fossil fuel, and Tennessee drivers rank among the highest in the number of vehicle miles traveled per person.